Bangkok-inspired barbecue restaurant DISTRICT opens in Northern Quarter

A new wave Thai kitchen has opened in the Northern Quarter this week – bringing the tastes, smells and sights of the Thai capital to Manchester.

From the boys behind Tokyo Ramen, DISTRICT aims to bring a ‘futuristic vision of Bangkok’s fire- and- barbecue-lined streets’ to Oldham Street.

It’s not going to be a place to nip in for a quick bite to each, though. A progressive approach to Thai food, DISTRICT will offer just two menus using wood-fired modern barbecue cookery – both long-lasting dinners that aim to create a multi-sensory experience for diners.

The first, My First Crush, costs £40 and includes dishes such as barbecue hogget belly with nam prik pao and raw wild bass with nam jim.

The Full Experience (£85) takes the first menu and makes it even more decadent, with additional dishes like aged Goosnargh duck and market fish with Isan herb sauce.

Both menus finish with DISTRICT’s take on a classic Thai dessert, mango with sticky rice.

Owner Danny Collins says: “We wanted to add to the dining experiences available in the Northern Quarter, bringing something different but accessible.

“We don’t want dining to be a quick in-out job. Restaurants can be a place to spend a whole evening, at a pace that really allows you to relax.”

DISTRICT is open Wednesday to Sunday from 5pm. Bookings are open now:

For more information visit their Instagram.

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